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France's Lyon diocese sacks four priests for sex abuse

Lyon - Four priests of the Catholic diocese of Lyon in eastern France have been relieved of their duties for sexual abuse, a diocesan source said Thursday.

Amanda Todd case: Dutch man can be extradited to Canada

Amsterdam - A Dutch court has ruled a 38-year-old man who is facing charges in Canada in the cyberbullying of 15-year-old Amanda Todd that led to her suicide can be extradited to Canada to face charges laid by the RCMP.

Mexican judge temporarily suspends Chapo extradition to U.S.

- A judge temporarily blocked the extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States Tuesday after his lawyers filed appeals against the transfer.

Mexico police, troops 'routinely' rape arrested women: Amnesty

- Mexico's police and armed forces routinely torture and mistreat women, sometimes using sexual violence during arrest and interrogation, Amnesty International wrote in a damning report released on Tuesday.

Yazidi victim demands genocide trial for IS leaders

Geneva - Nadia Murad, a slight, soft spoken Yazidi woman from Iraq, endured a three-month nightmare as a sex slave of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Chile ex-military officer found liable in U.S. for singer's death

Orlando - A US federal jury on Monday found a former Chilean military officer liable for the 1973 murder of one of that country’s most beloved folk singers, Victor Jara, and awarded $28 million in damages to his family.

Watch alleged killer try to grab cop's gun in interrogation room

Cincinnati - An interrogation room video shows a 23-year-old man accused of murder attempt to grab a a police officer's gun. Other officers rushed into the room and the man was subdued.

Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds: treasury

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds spent upgrading his private residence with facilities including a chicken coop and a swimming pool, the treasury said Monday.

Paris thieves steal 3 mn euros in luxury watches

Paris - Two safes containing luxury watches worth three million euros ($3.3 million) have been stolen from a Paris warehouse, police sources said Monday.

French prosecutors seek UBS tax fraud trial: legal source

Paris - French finance prosecutors have asked for Swiss bank UBS to face trial for allegedly orchestrating a vast system of tax fraud in France, a legal source said Monday.

Italy hails mafia killer's arrest as historic

Rome - A convicted killer who was one of Italy's most wanted mafia bosses was arrested Sunday in an operation hailed by prosecutors as a historic breakthrough in the fight against organised crime.

Student killed in attack at Papua New Guinea university

Sydney - One man was killed and several buildings torched in violence at a university in Papua New Guinea, its vice-chancellor said Sunday, some two weeks after police opened fire on students in the capital.

Jewish man who stabbed Jerusalem Gay Pride marchers sentenced to life

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl and wounding others during a stabbing spree at a Jerusalem Gay Pride parade.

Mom arrested for allegedly 'whipping' sons who committed burglary

Baton Rouge - After a 30-year-old mom gave an interview with a local TV station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the interview went viral got the attention of the Louisiana Attorney General who said he will review her case.

Two men killed in Marseille shooting

Marseille - Two men were killed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a 14-year-old girl seriously wounded in a shooting early Saturday in the southern French city of Marseille, Police Commissioner Laurent Nunez told AFP.

French woman who left baby to drown gets 20 years in jail

Lille - A woman who claimed that witchcraft caused her to leave her baby to drown on a beach in northern France was on Friday sentenced to 20 years in jail.

South African court rules Zuma can be charged over graft

Johanesburg - A South African court on Friday threw out President Jacob Zuma's attempt to appeal against a ruling that he should face almost 800 corruption charges, piling pressure on the embattled leader.

German police kill gunman but hostages survive, motive unknown

A gunman is dead but no one inside the German movie complex in which he fired his weapon Thursday was killed. There are reports of two dozen or more injuries but those injuries are related to police-fired tear gas, officials said.

Baltimore officer acquitted over Freddie Gray death

Baltimore - The Baltimore policeman facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray was acquitted, in a case that sparked riots last year and fueled a national debate over how US police treat young black men.
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